Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
The aroma had coriander and dark fermented fruit, and caramel. The flavor had the same. The beer poured a reddish brown color w/ no head and lacing. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and creamy. ekstedt (6976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle (65 cl), thanks larsniclas. Clear copper, medium beige head. Nutty, caramelly and syrupy aroma with light spicy hops and fudge. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry finish with moderate bitterness. Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Sampled at Lithy’s Septemberfest Tasting. Nice dark chestnut clear pour with tan small head. Nose of sweet plums and very mellow alcohol. Solid example. Very nice barleywine/ riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Cookie dough, orange candy, caramel. Light tobacco, earth. Amber orange pour, thin white ring around the edges. Fruity flavors, good amounts of orange candy, caramel, little iced tea, nice sweet/dry balance. Drinkability is high for style. Enjoyable. AdamDaily (9) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2010 does not count
I loved this barleywine. It’s sweet, but I like a real sweet brew from time to time. It’s a nice dark brown, with a full body and thick mouthfeel. The aroma leaves something to be desired; that’s where the alcohol makes itself known. The first taste Is caramel, fig, toasted nut, and a dull orange flavor (not tangy.) As I progress through the beer, there’s more coffee there. I didn’t find the finish very dry at all. It’s a pretty sticky brew the whole way through. It’s highly drinkable/enjoyable, and despite the fairly high ABV, I never felt like I was getting my ass kicked. Fantastic.
50belair (3682) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle shared by dark guardian. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Sweet caramel malt aromas. Sweet and smooth with all kinds of caramel malt and dark fruit notes. Good mouthfeel and body. Well done... ryanfolty (2604) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
November 9, 2013 - bottle shared by Paul. Muddy brown pour with some head. Aroma was caramel, dark fruit and alcohol. Taste was consistent with aroma. Steasy66 (1158) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2011 bottle. Muddy brown color. Aroma is tart red fruit. Thick sweet and smooth barleywine with a hint of tart red fruit in the finish.